Asparagus Bundles

Asparagus Bundles

Crispy asparagus rolled in bacon and topped with Progresso® bread crumbs makes a distinctive side dish ready in 20 minutes.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Topping
1/4
cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
Pinch gray salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Asparagus
1
teaspoon salt
1
large bunch (about 1 lb) fresh asparagus, trimmed to even lengths
Unsalted butter for greasing baking dish
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Additional gray salt and freshly ground black pepper
8
thin slices prosciutto (4 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add parsley, lemon peel and cheese; toss well.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling. Add asparagus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  3. Butter shallow baking dish. Toss cooled asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide asparagus into 4 equal bundles. On work surface, arrange 2 slices of the prosciutto so they slightly overlap each other. Top with 1 asparagus bundle and roll up carefully in prosciutto. Place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus. Flatten tops of bundles slightly; sprinkle with topping.
  4. Bake about 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and crisp. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 1180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.